09 December 2011

UpStart Park is go!

In other news, UpStart have won the Better Together Giving Challenge, with a total of 1,051 unique donations.

I wrote about this project last month as UpStart were planning on creating a pop-up park and performance space in Dublin's inner city, and the participating Better Together project that received the most individual donations by November 25th would receive €10,000 towards their project. Now thanks to 1,051 of you they are €10K closer towards making this happen, on top of the value of all the individual donations.

On their blog they write: "we’re working hard on re-imagining a Dublin city centre plot as a Pop-up Park. We want to create a sustainable green space where creativity and community can thrive, where people can share inspirations, innovations, and good times. We’ve already received lots of offers of help and expertise and are delighted that so many people have been inspired to offer their advice and skills. We think there are more of you out there — in fact, we know there are — if you can help, do get in touch at hello@upstart.ie."

Congratulations to all involved, and I look forward to watching this take shape in the new year.

(A quick reminder of their first art project can be found on my Flickr set here)

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